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Milky Way Is Surrounded By Halo of Hot Gas 121

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the fog-from-insufficient-rendering-power dept.
New submitter kelk1 writes "If the size and mass of this gas halo is confirmed, it also could be an explanation for what is known as the 'missing baryon' problem for the galaxy [...] a census of the baryons present in stars and gas in our galaxy and nearby galaxies shows at least half the baryons are unaccounted for [...] Although there are uncertainties, the work by Gupta and colleagues provides the best evidence yet that the galaxy's missing baryons have been hiding in a halo of million-kelvin gas that envelopes the galaxy."

Comment: Some good concerns, but mostly FUD/ignorance (Score 3, Informative) 176

by anderiv (#31695618) Attached to: Yale Delays Move To Gmail

We're going through this same conversation at my employer (a higher-ed liberal arts university). This article came up yesterday in my team, and we had a bit of a discussion about it. Here's the email I sent out to the group about the article and Yale's decision. Hopefully this will help to clear up some of the misinformation in the article.

> Several members of the committee thought ITS had made the decision
> to move to Gmail too quickly and without University approval, Fischer
> said.

Well yah, of course that's going to be a problem.

> Google stores every piece of data in three centers randomly chosen
> from the many it operates worldwide in order to guard the company’s
> ability to recover lost information — but that also makes the data
> subject to the vagaries of foreign laws and governments"

Several other schools have fought this fight with Google and have gotten
them to agree that all of their data will stay in the country.

> Under the proposed switch, Yale might lose control over its data

No, No, No. Google makes it very clear to its customers that the data is
always "owned" by the customer.

> or could seem to endorse Google corporate policy and the large
> carbon footprint left by the company’s massive data centers

For many years, Google has been a pioneer in building efficient, green
datacenters. I guarantee you that proportionally-speaking, Yale's
segment of Google's network has a *much* smaller carbon footprint than
Yale's self-hosted system.

Comment: Re:i hate drupal so much (Score 2, Informative) 122

by anderiv (#30148010) Attached to: Drupal 6 Social Networking

Drupal is just not ready for the mainstream.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/
http://www.theonion.com/
http://www.fastcompany.com/
http://www.wfp.org/

ORLY?

*cough*

I'll agree - Drupal does have a steep learning curve. With regards to theming/styling, though, it's no different than any other CMS. Designers will have to fight cross-browser css compatibility issues with whatever CMS or template engine they're using.

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